The Nine-Banded Armadillo

  • Jessica H. Lewis


Order Edentata (Xenarthra), the “toothless” mammals, consists of only three families: armadillos, sloths, and anteaters. Edentata flourished in the Lower Tertiary Age (30 MYA), but only these three genera have survived. Until recently, there were a number of species with and without teeth that were confined to South America. In the last century, they have spread to the warm areas of Central America, Mexico, and the southeastern United States.


Uric Acid Fibrinolytic Activity Fibrinolytic Enzyme Glycogen Particle Dasypus Novemcinctus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jessica H. Lewis
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  1. 1.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Central Blood BankPittsburghUSA

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